Regional government steps in to boost gene therapy manufacturing in Spain

April 22, 2022

BARCELONA, SPAIN -- Early cooperation between the government of the Basque region in northern Spain and companies can help boost manufacturing of gene therapies, according to Gotzone Sagardui, health minister for the Basque Country. spoke with Sagardui during the Cell & Gene Meeting on the Med earlier this week.

Sagardui, who spoke in the session addressing the global viral vector shortage on day one of the conference, explained how her administration supported Viralgen, a producer of recombinant adeno-associated virus vectors based in San Sebastian, from the early days.

"We have a long tradition of working with the industry in the Basque Country," she said. "We were looking for research and innovation projects in healthcare not only to improve health in our country but also our economy. [Viralgen] was really an opportunity for us, and so we started sharing their project from the early stage."

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